Texas Gov. Rick Perry today endorsed 2nd District U.S. House candidate Marilinda Garcia, and, the New Hampshire Journal has learned, will be featured at an event in Nashua with Garcia on Oct. 7.
As the Journal reported on Tuesday, Perry will be back in the state on Oct. 6 and 7, will speak at a “Politics and Eggs” breakfast at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, will campaign with GOP candidate for governor Walt Havenstein and will speak at a Belknap County Republican event.
Further details of the Nashua event with Garcia are still being hammered out.
Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, is now offering his support to fellow Republican Garcia, saying in a statement:
“In tough economic times like these, it is crucial to support independent leaders who are committed to upholding the values that have allowed America to thrive. That is why I’m proud to support Marilinda Garcia, a champion who has dedicated her efforts to promoting lower taxes, less government regulation, and personal freedom and liberty. Marilinda is the leader that the people of New Hampshire deserve, and I look forward to her serving in the House of Representatives.”
The Journal has also learned that when another 2016 possible presidential hopeful, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, comes to New Hampshire for the second time in a month, on Oct. 23, the LaBelle Winery in Amherst will be the venue for his event with Garcia.
As reported Wednesday evening, Rubio will be in the state on Oct. 7 – the day second of Perry’s two-day visit – to campaign with GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown.
The first potential 2016 presidential candidate to endorse Garcia was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who did so before she won the GOP primary on Sept. 9.